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Totemic Pig Sharpshooter: Highlights & Camouflage

Totemic Pig Sharpshooter
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19 March 2009page first published

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miscmini Fezian writes:

For highlights, I added white paint to the Pale Flesh basecoat. For the shadows, I added Vallejo Model Color Salmon Rose to the Pale Flesh. For the deeper shadows, I added Andrea Colors AC-52 Pinky Flesh to the mix. The next two pictures show the initial highlights and shadows, and the final round of highlights and shadows:

Initial highlights and shadows
Final highlights and shadows

I figured a Sharpshooter should have an appropriate camouflaged uniform, and thought a tiger-stripe pattern would look nice on what little clothing the Totemic Pig is wearing.

For the basecoat of the clothing, I used Citadel Colors Rotting Flesh.

GW Rotting Flesh base on the clothing

The next step in the tiger-stripe pattern was the application of Andrea Colors AC-2 English Khaki and AC-56 Aviation Green. I used an old, small, stiff-bristled brush, and stippled the paint onto the clothing in diagonal lines, leaving some of the basecoat visible.

Clothing with undercoats complete

I painted the tiger-stripe pattern with a fine-point brush using Vallejo German Gray paint.

After I finished the tiger-stripe pattern, I used Vallejo Model Color U.S. Dark Green as the basecoat for the backpack, what looks like a compass case (left hip), and accessory pack (left front of the Pig's waist). I also ran a thinned coat of Vallejo Model Color German Camouflage Black over some of the deeper shadows (apparent on the rifle).

Tiger stripes complete